Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Santi Fernández Try in Mendoza

Santi Fernández scores in Mendoza
Argentina´s first ever try in The Rugby Championship was a well worked try that saw Los Pumas advance It started from a kick from Springboks fullback Zane Kirchner which found Nicolás Sánchez near the Pumas 10 metre line. The Argentine flyhalf ran it back and offload to Gonzalo Camacho in a tackle. Camacho ran 10 metres and offloaded in a tackle in which both South African centres were involved. His pass bounced into the hands of Nicolás Vergallo who set up a ruck. Patricio Albecete then took it forward before keeping the ball alive himself as he off-loaded to Camacho. The ball was then passed through three sets of hands arriving in the midfield to hooker Eusebio Guiñazú. He got around the tackle of South African prop The Beast and brushed off secondrower Andries Bekker in a twenhty-five metre run which saw him run over Morné Steyn upon coming to ground. Nicolás Vergallo passed left from the ruck with Fernández tacking a tackle. Argentina got quick ball and passed to Juan Figallo who carried it forward. Manuel Carizza then took the ball and straightened. Tackled fifteen metres from the tryline Vergallo quickly found Julio Farías Cabello and then Juan Figallo with the tighthead prop standing in a two man tackle and Fernández collecting the ball from Figallo´s hands.

The try was one of only three in round two of The Rugby Championship. New Zealand´s Israel Dagg scored the only try in the 22-0 win over Australia while Frans Steyn scored a charge-down try off a Marcel Bosch kick in Mendoza. 


  1. Paul....i have to admit i loathe it when you bet against the Pumas (by 8)....but then you go ahead and do something like this plus the game !!!! Thank You.

    This try hardly got any attention in the Argentine media and its absolutely a joy to watch seeing a tightly knit SAF Defense get unsown like that....from sideline to sideline....with upfield penetration....intuitive error free play....totally inspired rugby....against the second best defence in the world....directly under their posts !!!! really is it just me ????

  2. good try. I dont suppose anyones got it with local Spanish commentary? even though i have no idea what they saying, their passion always makes it sound more interesting

  3. Not what you are wanting but cool. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3ERmnX6U_E